The events started at 5, we left our house at 5.30 and by the time we arrived things were getting started. The stage was set with the Miami Dade symphony and lots of stands were set up selling refreshments. I had packed a few bits for the kidlets so we unloaded our chairs and blankets in the shade and we played Frisbee for a little while. Have you ever noticed that things catch your eye but you don't really pay attention to them but later if you need that information it is there, i.e.: there were a few City of CG paramedics driving around in golf carts.
We were having a pleasant time.
|The historic Biltmore|
|Someone looking very grown up. (notice her new glasses)|
|Will she ever be a lady? (ROFL)|
|Little Miss Red White and Blue|
Lily only had a few and I sat her down very quickly and spoke to her very very calmly. I told her she had to look at me and stop freaking out, she did. I asked her if she had been bitten, she had. She was terrified. I was NOT. I had her pen with me but chose to wait it out for a little bit. I watched her closely the bites turned into hives immediately. She started to itch. I got ice for her and iced them down. One bite on her leg was massive but the hives were not spreading. We stayed still. I was keeping an eye out for those paramedics I had seen to ask them for benedryll. After 20 minutes it became obvious that she was not going off the deep end. I was so happy. Kidlet got bitten by ants and didn't go from 0-60 in 7 seconds. This is massive. The paramedics came over and took her vitals, her blood pressure was elevated, (ya think) her big bite freaked the older man out cos of its size, it thrilled me cos of its size, it is all in your perspective! Her eyes were red but she was fine albeit shaken and we stayed to watch the fireworks. As for my littlest Peanut, she had far more ants than Lily and didn't get bitten once...go figure.
I have a big gap in the evenings events as far as photos cos a big part was the ant drama. So we went from chilling out when we first arrived to these.
|As the patriotic music played the most spectacular fireworks were displayed|
|The girls ohhed and ahhed and said they are NEVER going anywhere else to see fireworks|
What was the first thing the kidlets said?... that was awesome!
Yes girlies, it was.